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  • Enontekiö's National Park

    The Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is one Finland’s 37 national parks and is said, by many, to be the most stunning of them all given the number of ecosystem changes you experience when walking its length.

    Finland’s national parks are managed by Metsähallitus, the Ministry of Forestry and are open to visitors without a fee. They are extremely well maintained by European standards with both freely open and bookable huts in all of them, some of which even have wilderness saunas. National Parks are only one form of land protection in Finland. Indeed, over 75% of Enontekiö is protected land and, as such, the rugged and pristine nature is a paradise for nature lovers and those seeking relaxation in the pure air of the great outdoors.

    Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park was created around easily found and used for accommodation, catering and other services network (www.luontoon.fi).

    The visitor numbers increase, more and more of nights spent in guided national park surrounding villages to services. Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is imported from an international way to walk and hike from village to village and site service. Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park elongated shape, as well as villages and tourist attractions of the location of the national park on the side make it possible.

    entrepreneurs and to facilitate the cooperation of the National Park of services and opportunities for marketing to the customer. Hikers use of the service network will bring luxury to migration, when all of the goods and the dishes do not have to carry around. Entrepreneurs bring products to the next hiker to stay.

    Hetta- Pallas Car Transfer Services

    A number of companies, including ours, offer car transfers from one end to the other of the National Park for those planning to hike or ski its length. Ask for further details.

    The following activities are allowed in the Park:

    Hiking, skiing, rowing and canoeing except in restricted areas.

    Picking berries and mushrooms except in restricted areas.

    The following activities are restricted in the Park:

    Lighting campfires and camping are only permitted at sites marked for these purposes. In the Wilderness Zone camping is permitted anywhere and campfires may be built close to bodies of water with dry twigs as fuel.

    Organizing events for large groups (over 50 persons). A permit is required.

    Entering restricted areas, which have been established to preserve the area’s species. Restricted areas are:

    The area around the lower Lake Onnasjärvi and the River Onnasjoki. Entering the area is forbidden from 1.5. to 31.10, the Hanhivuoma area. Entering areas other than marked trails is forbidden from 15.5. to 15.7 and the areas around Hannukuru Ravine, Suaskuru Ravine, Haltioletto herb-rich forest and Varkaankuru Ravine.

    The following activities are forbidden in the Park:

    Letting pets run at large. Pets are not allowed in any of the wilderness huts. Dog owners should therefore bring a tent to camp in.

    Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones, damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals, Killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests, Catching or collecting invertebrates, Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for this purpose, Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions, Lighting open fires even at campfire sites if the forest fire warning is in effect. During the driest season visitors are asked to not light fires even in the fireplaces in Lapp pole tents or wilderness huts, so that the sparks do not set the dry earth alight.

    General Notes about Campfires.

    Metsähallitus has decided to grant general permission to light fires in the terrain in Lapland - so long as there isn't a forest fire warning in effect. At such times, it is completely forbidden. In nature reserves for which a maintenance and utilisation plan or regulations have been issued, you must comply with the items outlined in these documents when lighting fires.

    Please note, however, that you may only use fallen dry branches and twigs and small stumps as kindling / firewood. If you wish to use fallen trees for this purpose you need a separate permit, which coats 4.25 € per cubic metre of wood. Felling trees is strictly forbidden. The permit can be purchased from Fell-Lapland Nature Centre.

    When selecting a spot for your campfire use an old campfire site if you can find one. In places where there is a maintained campfire site within 500 metres, all fires must be lit at the campfire site. Lighting campfires is not recommended in areas with few trees.